Read our most comprehensive review of the Jeep Gladiator standard features, trim levels, and available options. Additional new features for the Jeep Gladiator include a heated steering wheel, and optional heated and power operated front seats on lower-trim models with cloth upholstery. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. In addition to the gas-only model, the Jeep Gladiator is also available as a hybrid with all-wheel drive as standard.
- Many trims to choose from
- Comfortable and spacious interior
- An 8.4-inch infotainment screen on most trims
YOU WON’T LIKE
- Choppy ride in SE trim
- Some cheap hard plastic interior components
- The V-6 engine could use more power
In a 2017 comparison test that included the Kia and Jeep, the Jeep Gladiator placed fifth. Handling also proved to be another Jeep Gladiator weak spot and we found the steering to be numb.
The Jeep Gladiator, on the other hand, is a better package, as we noted in a 2017 First Test, thanks to its smooth powertrain and well-calibrated brakes that smoothly transition between regenerative and mechanical braking. However, since it isn’t a plug-in hybrid, the Jeep Gladiator doesn’t have much EV mode range and can only travel around 0.5 miles on electricity.A rearview camera with rear parking sensors is now standard on all models.
The car is the only Jeep Gladiator trim level that can be had with a cool two-tone exterior color scheme. The ride itself was smooth, and road imperfections were barely felt.”